23 January 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier flapps his butterfly wings in couture.

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Magic. That's the first word how a close friend of Jean Paul Gaultier and a renown French singer Anggun expressed about the collection. Accessories is often rumored to announce a look of a certain direction. In the case of Jean Paul Gaultier's latest haute couture show, it told a single accessory, which occurred in different forms, the history of the whole collection: a reception with feathered headdress, worn by many models on their heads the especially towards the end of the show.Hardly a garment or accessory is more about the art form of the Revue, in particular the Paris Revue, as a headdress with feathers. 

Although the first Paris Revue emerged at the end of the 19th Century, but his big-time experienced the Revue in the 20s and 30s of the last century. The fashion and wardrobe of showgirls was defined in the period: The dancers were equipped with feather boas, long satin gloves, glittery panties, flashy jewelry, fishnet stockings, high heels - and often with an eye-catching headpiece.Even if the French fashion enjoyed a special reputation worldwide even before this so fundamental to the formative period of the city, it gave Paris showgirls an additional wicked, mysterious touch. Jean Paul Gaultier has transferred these dark French chic into the present: from black satin costumes that you could imagine during the day in Paris boulangeries to sprung corsets that are clearly on the stage of the Lido. 

Jean Paul Gaultier let his imagination for the new haute couture collection fly wild - as if he would design the stage couture of an imaginary piece. There were striking embroidered robes, rich fabrics such as shiny silk, short suspension swimsuit and lingerie, dresses that mimicked through artful butterflies and blouses with conspicuous puffed sleeves. Jean Paul Gaultier also procesed biker jackets and bras - to ironicly quote and tell the story of his fashion house itself, as he often does it in his collections. 

At the end of the spectacular show a real vaudeville Girl occurred: Dita van Teese, the perfect modern embodiment of everything the Revue is. When people said a flapp of butterfly wings can ause a storm on the other part of the world, it was was Jean Paul Gaultier just did. Anggun was right. It was magical.

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